SOUND: Creative SB Live! Series
OS: Windows XP SP3
Basically I noticed that when I was playing TF2, AOEIII, and a few other games I was getting complete freezes at random intervals of playing. Had to reboot when this happens and I figured it must be a heating problem because it's been unusually hot here in socal. I just need help diagnosing the problem and coming up with a solution.
So far I've tried using Speedfan but it appears that everything is already set to 100% already. Today I'm going to go to the store and buy aircans + new thermal paste and see if that makes any difference since it has been about a year since I've done that.
These are my idle temps as I type out this post:
The second I start up a game and start getting into it those temps jump up to this:
I don't know if these temps are ridiculous or if they get even higher when I play a game for more than 10 minutes as I did for this screenshot but there must be something wrong. I'll provide more info when I crack open the case later today and apply the paste and air dust it. Going to make sure all the fans are going since the major reason my old computer was overheating was because my 8800GT's fan died.
Somewhat unrelated but is it possible to get my 8800GT working again with a replacement fan or a third party fan? If so is it possible to SLi two different cards together? (Since I also have a 9800GTX+)